Mark A. Kerstein is an attorney who has been practicing in the Houston area for over 20 years. His unique business and litigation experience enables him to provide a wide range of legal advice to clients. Mark
has worked extensively both inside and outside of the courtroom and has represented individuals, small businesses and large corporations.

Mark has worked with clients on various commercial and business litigation matters, ranging from complex insurance litigation to "simple" breach of contract matters. As a result, Mark has first chaired complex jury trials, several arbitrations and numerous bench trials. Mark has successfully prosecuted several employment actions for both employees and employers. In addition, he has successfully represented owners, general contractors and subcontractors in a variety of disputes.

Mark served as a police officer and worked in the home building and development business prior to practicing as an attorney. A native of Wisconsin, Mark continued a family tradition of serving as a City of Milwaukee Police Officer. Mark interacted with people in an extremely diverse area of the community as a Patrol Officer and also developed extensive interview and investigative skills while working in an undercover narcotics unit. After moving to Texas, Mark worked in the construction industry for over 15 years, gaining first hand knowledge in the business of single family residential development, master community planning, and multistory commercial construction.

In addition, Mark is a board member of the All United States Kendo Federation and president of the Southern United States Kendo and Iaido Federation. He is the head instructor the Houston Kenshikan, Cougar Kendo at the University of Houston, Magnolia Kendo, and River City Iaido and Kendo Kyokai.


Bar Admissions
The State of Texas, 1998
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Education
University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1998
University of North Texas, B.A., Cum Laude, 1994

Shamina Chang received a J.D. degree from the South Texas College of Law in 2013, where she served as Editor-in-Chief of Currents, the international trade law journal. She received an undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Houston in 2010.

 

 

Education
Univeristy of Houston, B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 2010
South Texas College of Law, J.D., 2013